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EyePet Comes To Life On November 17

Pets are nice but they can be so time-consuming. Heck, some days you feel as if you spend all your free time cleaning.

See, that's why you need a virtual EyePet. As announced at the PlayStation Blog, this nifty little piece of technology will be on store shelves on November 17 for the price of $39.99. If you want that innovative PlayStation Eye, too, both items will come bundled together for only $59.99, and you have to admit, that's a pretty good deal. The EyePet is a cute virtual little thing; he will respond realistically to movements in the real world; he'll laugh if you tickle him, and if you roll a ball in his direction, he'll chase it. You can even customize your new friend: you can "modify fur length, color and pattern, as well as the ability to outfit your pet with more than 250 unique collectible items." But it doesn't end there. This technological wonder will even let the user sketch things via the "Magic Card," and whatever you draw will become a toy for the EyePet. ...that's just funny as hell. Oh, there are a great many things you can do with that adorable furry creature on your screen; he's just irresistable!

We always look down the road for future improvements in the industry, but we should never forget that advancements are oftentimes right under our noses. Welcome the EyePet into your home this holiday season...don't worry; he won't mess up your decorations.

9/10/2009 10:20:23 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (33 posts)

LowKey
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 10:41:05 AM
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Tamagochi anyone? lol Jks. Actually this looks pretty cool, I just might pick it up, since I miss my Cat so much :(.

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tridon
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 10:41:15 AM
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My girlfriend is ecstatic about this game and I won't lie, I kinda am, too. That little monkey thing is cute as hell and I can't wait to draw stupid little gizmos for him to play with. Oh, and my girlfriend has already named our EyePet; his name will be Mojo. Geez.

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Fane1024
Friday, September 11, 2009 @ 3:35:37 AM

"Mojo, fetch me my f**king tequila."

Sorry...in-joke.

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Orvisman
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 10:53:56 AM
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My wife and I are also looking forward to this product.

With head tracking and this, it is nice to see Sony is finally showing what the PSEye is truly capable of, especially in advance of Natal.

For the uninformed, Sony already has several games on PSN that allow you to use the PSEye to control the game with hand gestures. Natal anyone?

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maxpontiac
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 11:47:24 AM

I downloaded the video of the EU store, and the whole family came and watched.

So yeah, a definite pick up.

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kevinater321
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 5:18:07 PM

Yeahh and trials of topac is a blast!

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CH1N00K
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 10:58:54 AM
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I don't have any kids so it's not really for me, especially since I've got a real dog and cat that keep me busy.

This will be a neat application though, not necessarily something I was expecting to be sold as a disc based games. I would have thought this would have been a PSN application instead.

Although I probably won't be buying it, I hope it does well so that Sony will keep supporting PSEye games, as opposed to dropping them like they did with Eye of Judgment.

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Orvisman
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 4:13:48 PM

You need the magic card, therefore no PSN release.

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junglemunquay
Friday, September 11, 2009 @ 11:24:03 AM

In the UK, Play.com are offering a bundle of the game, the PSEye & the Magic Card or just the game (no mention of the Magic Card).

Is the card totally necessary??

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godsman
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 11:51:19 AM
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My purchase depends on what you can do with the sketches you make, how they come to life and interact with the gamers.

I watched the videos. I'm thinking how is the PS3 supposed to recognize the plane parts you draw and connect them together into a jet. If you can draw anything and make it come to life, the developer must have integrated all the possible outcomes. There must be some limitations. For example, in Heavy Rain, the different routes and decisions you make changes the story, thus the developer must make an ending for each decision. This could be a headache for the developers and quite costly. I doubt EyePet is a game that has that much resources working on this game.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 12:30:49 PM
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I have a cat so i dont need this. .....

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kevinater321
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 5:16:23 PM

Me too....but i'm still going to get this!

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DGo8
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 1:10:33 PM
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wtf this was ment to be out 23rd of OCT (UK) whys it been pushed back

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junglemunquay
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 1:43:57 PM

According to Play.Com, it's still due out on the 23rd.

Not a major issue to me if the game's delayed as it's my son's Xmas present but I wish I could try out the PlaystationEye before then!!!

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Orvisman
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 4:13:00 PM

American site. U.S. release. DOH!!!

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 1:43:39 PM
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Wow, just recently I posted a thread in the Forums about how much further can gaming evolve, a great addition!

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Alienange
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 1:53:51 PM
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This will either thrill my four year old or scare the bejeebees out of her.

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Robochic
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 2:47:09 PM
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My son is really excited about this, preordering it for him this will be his christmas gift :)

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Orvisman
Friday, September 11, 2009 @ 9:26:57 AM

I figured you'd buy it by your avatar.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 2:47:27 PM
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Lol, does anyone wonder what type of limitations we can draw? I mean if someone draws something inappropriate would he like still play with it and crap? xD because that'd be funny as hell.

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DGo8
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 3:14:23 PM
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lmao..i never fort of tha Legendarywolf haha

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tes37
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 4:10:33 PM
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My daughter reminds me constantly about this game. I draw fairly decent so she'll have me busy drawing everything she can dream up.

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kevinater321
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 5:15:01 PM
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Not a word of a lie, i can't wait.

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Xra897
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 5:40:41 PM
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wow the one game thats not scared of going up against modern warfare 2 and assassins creed 2. but what the heck familys will prob dig this and so will i

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Macavity
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 6:54:45 PM
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It is a potential wii sport for PS3... if this one catch on, we will see a new wave of innovative and interactive games coming. Well done. Still, can I have a cat instead of monkey? =P

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Charger7302
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 7:08:51 PM
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I still can't believe that this game, while targeted for the family/casuals, has managed to get this many hardcores to want it. I hope Sony markets the hell out of this game. This game can sell extremely well if Sony runs commercials on networks like Disney or Nickelodian.

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Alienange
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 7:34:40 PM

Very true.

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bxshotboi
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 8:06:30 PM
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this is gonna be cute for my girlfriend

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Ricochet
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 11:51:09 PM
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I'm buying it just to "test" out a few things....

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___________
Friday, September 11, 2009 @ 2:19:29 AM
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i still cant believe sony cancled 8 days and the getaway for this.
2 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA games for a mediocre game which has no hope in hell to go down in the books of video game history.
everyone knows how popular gangster open world type of games are, sony had 2 of them EXCLUSIVE to their system and they tossed them out like rubbish.
to me what theve done is taken 2 suit cases filled with 50 million dollars each and burned them in favor of 1 case with 50 bucks in it.
also they have taken 2 game of the year awards and burned them in favor of well nothing.
8 days and the getaway 3 were looking like 2 of the best games i have ever seen, and looked like they could be braking records i cant see eye pet doing any of this.
ive always said sony are stupid but they dident have to prove it to me.

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Dendrostamen
Friday, September 11, 2009 @ 7:11:31 AM

How can anyone tag a game mediocre when it hasn't even come out and proven anything yet (bad or good).


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___________
Friday, September 11, 2009 @ 8:44:35 AM

simple because its a motion game.
and its just silly ive watched all the videos and it looks boring you interact with a pet.
ive got 2 dogs a cat 4 birds a snake 2 lizards a frog 2 rabbits and 4 ginipigs.
if i wanted to interact with a pet i would go spend some time with those.
and the fact that it replaced 8 days and the getaway makes me hate it even more.

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___________
Friday, September 11, 2009 @ 8:47:11 AM
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kinda off topic.
but a little birdy told me syphon filter 5 would be announced along with a new IP RPG a TGS this year.
i hope their not wrong im dying for a new syphon filter game.

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